NEW NICHE FRAGRANCE RELEASE: ANTIMONY: THE "SMOKY EYE" OF FRAGRANCE - TALISMANIC PERFUMES

Posted on March 15, 2017 by Matriarch Blog

In celebration of the 7th Anniversary of ÇaFleureBon, eight perfumers were invited to create perfumes drawing inspiration from a brief written by the blog's founder and Editor in Chief, Michelyn Camen.  Her request called for a perfume powerful enough to attract good fortune and ward off negativity - even the dreaded curse of the "evil eye".  House of Matriarch created ANTIMONY in response to Michelyn's brief. 

ANTIMONY
ANTIMONY
 
The smoky eye in fragrance form.  Anointing yourself with ANTIMONY is akin to the ancient protective ritual of rimming your eyes with kohl. This talismanic perfume draws from the noble history of cosmetica and the aromatic materials which have been used throughout time to create "eye shadow" - the most magical cosmetic of all. 

Charred frankincense, kewra, henna, Palo Santo, galangal, sandalwood ashes, spikenard, ghee, copal, oud and precious attars of mitti, kadam and rose have all been used to create enchanted cosmetics throughout history. They are all notes used in the formulation of this beautiful talismanic perfume which contains exactly 111 individual notes.  Subtle by design, exotic florals push up from a primitive base to bloom on your skin as they emanate like an ancient wisp of fine bakhoor.

ANTIMONY

These ancient aromas transport the wearer like a magic carpet to a dimension where cosmetics have magical purposes - the very essence of "a glamour."  A nod to a forgotten lifetime when eye shadow was compounded from powdered minerals, oils and the ashes of incense and applied by a shaman or priestess or in wealthy kingdoms, a Court Perfumer.

ANTIMONY

The minerals antimony and malachite have been among those used around the eyes throughout time due to their reflective properties - they ricochet bad vibes like mirrors. Since they are considered toxic (the alchemists would argue otherwise) they have been banned from use in cosmetics. Mystics and folk healers around the world still use them for their prehistorical purposes in treating ailments of mind and spirit and for compounding sacred cosmetics.
 
 

ANTIMONY. Elemental, Magical, Beautiful, and Powerfully Protective

2017 Debut Vintage.  99.9% Natural  (We use the Natural Perfumer's Guild standards of naturalness in rating each component of the perfume - the strictest standards in the world.)
   
ANTIMONY CARTOUCHE
The first 24 50ml bottles of ANTIMONY are adorned with a handmade copper cartouche talisman decorated with the symbols for the element antimony and the letter M. They were designed by our perfumer Christi Meshell and forged in San Diego, California under the influence of the Gemini full moon. The alternate alchemical symbol for the element antimony can be found on the nameplate's letter O.
 
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PUT YOUR SMELL TO THE TEST: Test for Perfume Enthusiasts Helps Identify Olfactory Blind Spots

Posted on March 09, 2017 by Matriarch Blog

More than 30% of women and nearly 40% of men have SPECIFIC ANOSMIA - olfactory blind spots which impact their evaluation of fragrances.  

Now you can put your olfactory sense to the test to discover what you may be missing with the first of it's kind PERFUME SPECIFIC ANOSMIA TEST PANEL compiled by our Perfumer Christi Meshell.  The panel tests your detection of eight common anosmic materials commonly found in fine fragrances that could be affecting your perfume evaluations and creations. Most are base notes, all are cruelty free and the kit employs both natural and synthetic materials.

Perfume Specific Anosmia Panel by House of Matriarch

Once you learn your results, the remainder of your sample can be used to train your nose to more effectively detect the odors you had difficulty smelling - or perhaps couldn't smell at all.  There have been amazing clinical successes in decreasing 'thresholds of detection' in both men and women who have used this method to increase their sensitivity to aromas that were previously a challenge to detect. 

For those who take smelling seriously, this panel is a must!  Brand owners, creative directors and fragrance critics can now be sure they are among the 60% who can "smell it all" before they begin impressing their ideas and creations onto the rest of the smelling world!

Perfumer Christi Meshell

The economically priced kit includes an email consultation with Christi regarding your results after your test is complete.  Score perfect results and you will receive a "Perfect Nose" certificate which you can proudly share on your website or blog. 

*DISCLAIMER: This panel is for fun, education and self discovery - results do not constitute a medical diagnosis, nor is there a guarantee that improvement in olfaction will result from studying with this kit. All results are being kept confidential.

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House of Matriarch: Magic and Ritual in Perfumery: Activating the Alchemist Within - INTUITIVE FRAGRANCE DESIGN

Posted on November 10, 2016 by Matriarch Blog

House of Matriarch Founder and Perfumer Christi Meshell has been proclaimed as "one of the most gifted Noses in the world".  Jaws drop when it's revealed that this rising star of the luxury fragrance genre has received absolutely zero classical training.
Christi arrived at her station as one of the preeminent Creative Perfumers in the world by way of magic.
Christi Meshell - Magical Perfumer for House of Matriarch
"Scent driven" for her entire life, (20% of the population is) it was not until she reached the juncture in her mystical studies where she worked her way through the natural correspondences of the celestial bodies, signs, musical tones, crystals, the Kabbalah, Chakras and other spiritual systems that she was "activated" as a Perfumer.
Christi Meshell - Magical Perfumer for House of Matriarch Studies Natural Correspondences to Create Her Perfumes
Christi had already amassed an enormous collectionn of essential oils which she had been collecting for a lifetime.  Once she began arranging them in ways that had special, even magical meanings the essences and blends activated her further.
Essence became the Holy Grail of her spiritual studies - it held answers, questions and possibility. It was like some kind of magical healing language she had toned for lifetimes. She dedicated an entire wing of her home to her passion, wrapped up a lucrative 15 year career as a real estate broker on Seattle's upper Eastside and dove straight into creating House of Matriarch.
Perfumer Christi Meshell used to make custom candles for magic and ritual in her kitchen - the start of her life as a Perfumer.
Perfumed candles came first: they became very popular and custom orders from "those who knew" were pouring in. Energy Workers, Astrologers, Musicians, even Orisha Priests could feel the magic the candles possessed due to the intentioned arrangement of the notes. One fateful day someone commented on how they would love to own a perfume that smelled like one of her candles. Everything clicked - since that day in 2009 she has dedicated herself to the High Art of Magical Perfume Making.  She has established the House of Matriarch brand to share her message of beauty, magic and healing with the world. 
Magical Perfumer Christi Meshell
 
The first perfume, Matriarch was launched on Christi's 36th birthday, in 2009. It was a simple blend of just 36 notes.  Now her creations can consist of 300 or more individual essences and are named among the highest quality perfumes on Earth.
 
House of Matriarch Original Perfume 2009 Christi Meshell
We Believe In Magic.

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DISCOVER SCENT: Visit House of Matriarch at COSMOPROF North America July 24th-26th

Posted on July 01, 2016 by Matriarch Blog

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MEANINGFUL LUXURY: AnisiaBeauty Overview of HOUSE OF MATRIARCH PERFUMES

Posted on June 24, 2016 by Matriarch Blog

AnisiaBeauty gives us a tour around the world in her video review of all 9 fragrances from our High Perfumery collection!  Unique notes of each perfume are described in the video.  The imaging and artwork is incredible with healing music to release endorphins and give the viewer a better sense about our perfumes. Take a deep breath and travel around the world with this latest video.
"When you hold these fragrances in your hands and you inhale them, it instantly becomes clear why they are so expensive."  
 

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Fragrance View Vlog Post of Sex Magic in the Forest

Posted on June 09, 2016 by Matriarch Blog

Sex Magic has a blend of thirteen varieties of cedar, exotic sandalwood, and a touch of oud. FragranceView films his review of Sex Magic in a forest of precious woods.

 "Imagine the forest has a black leather floor. Hypnotic and a luxury few can afford."

Sex Magic is an all-natural woody fragrance that includes notes of Gandhi Root, Buddha wood, damiana, evergreens, amber, oud, leather, Mysore sandal, pinewood, moss, violets, cedar blend and choyas. If you are looking for the perfect exotic woody fragrance this summer, Sex Magic is for you! 

 

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HOUSE OF MATRIARCH: One with Nature: Finest Perfumery Ingredients Revealed

Posted on January 10, 2016 by Matriarch Blog

Natural Perfumery
House of Matriarch perfumes are created from Mother Nature's finest noble essences, which makes them more expensive and more complicated to produce than synthetic fragrances.
Natural Essences in House of Matriarch Perfume Formulations
Most people are not aware that artificial scents (for going on 100 years now) have been primarily created from fractional distillations of crude oil, coal and chemical by-products of the paper industry.  No good for people or the planet.
Perfume Ingredients Derived from Coal and Crude Oil
 
Discerning individuals smell and feel a distinctive, energetic difference in perfumes that come from Nature and are mindfully crafted and bottled. About 20% of the population is "scent driven" and so our perfumes are not going to be relevant to everyone, but if they are for you, they can be exceptionally meaningful.
 
Natural Perfume Organ

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